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Pug enhanced

Postby deeslexia » Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:34 am

I found this on e-bay, I hope it's not one from a member, but it's neat.
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Re: Pug enhanced

Postby glenng » Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:28 am

What a coincidence I am making one as well for Smokey Joe.

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Re: Pug enhanced

Postby deeslexia » Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:39 am

How do I make the tender, is it from a flat wagon ?
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Re: Pug enhanced

Postby 6C » Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:53 am

I have done the same - use a 3 or 5 plank wagon - preferably an older type - I used a Clee Hill quarry wagon from Hornby.

Basically you remove the body from the chassis and use a razor saw to cut it down in the relevant places - a simple conversion - then pop it back onto the chassis, after painting/weathering.. :wink:
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Re: Pug enhanced

Postby glenng » Sun Oct 20, 2013 12:12 pm

My tender was a 5 plank wagon with the left hand side reduced to 3 planks to about half way along the wagon and I hade a odd piece of wills kits tongue & groove boarding to make the middle partition for the coal then I decided to make a tool box 4 planks wide and 3 planks high with two small pieces of plastic strip for the hinges.

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Re: Pug enhanced

Postby Brossard » Sun Oct 20, 2013 1:35 pm

Very impressive looking models. Liking the tender very much. One comment though (I know I'm an old pedant :roll: ), the tender has an axle box reinforcing bar. These tended to be fitted to wagons that were converted from unfitted to fitted while leaving the 4 brakes in place. I doubt your tender is intended to be fitted. The brake force was great enough (I guess) to actually spread the boxes. Anyway, it's a dead simple fix. :D

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Re: Pug enhanced

Postby deeslexia » Sun Oct 20, 2013 3:47 pm

Neat, but John quickly lost me on the details LOL.

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Re: Pug enhanced

Postby glenng » Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:37 pm

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Re: Pug enhanced

Postby alex3410 » Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:16 pm

thanks for sharing these look really good - would be a nice wagon to add extra pick ups to for smaller 0-4-0 locos to improve performance

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Re: Pug enhanced

Postby D605Eagle » Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:03 am

A simple improvement you can make to these locos is fit Bachmann short small couplings. Its an easy mod to do and improves the look no end. With extra picup on the match/coal truck you can get them to run very well too. I just wish Hornby would redesign the chassis and use a better mounted motor with lower gearing.

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Re: Pug enhanced

Postby deeslexia » Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:03 pm

Love my tender...chorus?


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